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L. F. Henschel

History of Door County, Wisconsin : The county beautiful Chicago: by Holand, Hjalmar Rued; S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1917, Pages 162 - 163

L. F. Henschel, a well known farmer and stock raiser whose home is on section 11, Sevastapol township, was born in Russell, Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, on the 4th of September, 1869, his parents being Adolph and Amelia (Mauer) Henschel, also natives of this state. Throughout his active business life the father followed farming but is now living retired in Kiel, Manitowoc county, Wisconsin. The mother also survives. In their family were seven children, namely: Crystal, now the wife of Henry Brickmeier, living near Chilton, Wisconsin; L. F., of this review; Mary, the wife of Philip Sinc, of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; Conrad and Gustav, both living in Greenbush, this state; George, a resident of Egg Harbor township, Door county; and Edmund, still on the old homestead in Russell township, Sheboygan county.

L. F. Henschel passed his boyhood and youth in much the usual manner of farm boys, his early education being acquired in the schools near his father's farm, which he attended until fourteen years of age, and during the following five years he gave his father the benefit of his labor in the operation of the home farm. For one year he then worked as a farm hand and later spent a year at Fresno, California. In 1886 he came to Door county, Wisconsin, and purchased the northwest quarter of section 11, Sevastapol township, to the improvement and cultivation of which he has since devoted his energies with marked success. He now has a very valuable farm on which are good and substantial buildings, and in connection with agricultural pursuits he is engaged in raising of registered Guernsey cattle.

Mr. Henschel was married November 22, 1892, to Miss Elizabeth Arnold, a daughter of Christoph and Charlotta (Stark) Arnold, of Manitowoc county. Her mother died in 1917 and was buried in that county, but her father is still living and has now retired from farming, which he made his life work. He now makes his home in Kiel, Manitowoc county. Mr. and Mrs. Henschel have two children: Dora, now the wife of Otto Conrad, of Forestville township, Door county; and Ella, the wife of Otto Voeks, of Sevastapol township.

The republican party finds in Mr. Henschel a stanch supporter of its principles and for a time he served as town chairman but has never taken a very active part in public affairs. He is an earnest and consistent member of the German Lutheran church and is held in the highest regard buy all who know him.

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